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The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 2, 2005.

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  1. Fueco

    Fueco Well-Known Member

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    I'm asking about cheap sources for boxes... Thrift/discount thread, yo...

    There's fierce competition around here dumpster diving for boxes -yes, I've been looking.
     
  2. capnwes

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    In Assateague harvesting Raw Shell Cordovan.

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    have fun with that!
     
  4. wcl

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    Found 3 pairs of unicorns, my first in awhile. Also a pair of PRL Tweed. Had to leave some Brionis with issues. The shoes are Older Shell Florsheim and C&J/Polo which have (I assume) have been converted to golf shoes.
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  5. Greg613

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    Came across my first Versace piece today. Too bad it was a pair of well worn Versace Jeans Couture lady jeans. Some flipper picked them up soon after.

    I thought he might be someone from here, but when I gave him the Styleforum hand signal he looked at me strangely. Plus he was using a cart and I know none of us would do that. :D
     
  6. wcl

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    Next time say "Brown is for Farmer". You should get the reply "KitonBrioni Lives".
     
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    I'm 61 and have never worn a safari shirt, even when I've actually been on safari in Kenya and Zimbabwe
     
  8. Snoogz

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    I use a cart...[​IMG]
     
  9. hooker4186

    hooker4186 Well-Known Member

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    I'm superstitious in regards to carts and baskets. If I pick one up, the Thrift Gods will see to it I find nothing.
     
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    Hmm I guess I dont follow.
    I'm pretty grounded within myself to realize its life, not superior God's in control of my outcome while thrifting.
     
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  11. codhead

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    Try your local supermarket and ask for banana boxes. They're sturdy and because they have removeable lids, they stack as high as you can reach.

    Please don't do what Emma did when she moved down here. I told her to blag as many banana boxes as she could find. When I turned up to her place with a truck, she'd packed the banana boxes but also turned the lids upside down and packed them also. It was like trying to stack a truckload of giant turtles
     
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    Sir, you are a gentleman and a scholar. Thank you so much for that.

    I have subsequently found THIS THREAD from about 18 months ago. It appears that Snr Blasi is held in really high regard. From what little I've so far seen, I can understand why.
     
  13. ejay1

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    A couple questions- thanks in advance:

    -I'm not familiar with this RL label. Looks like purple label but blue. Is this a cheap diffusion line?
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    -Is there a particular name or catagory for this style of coat? Western wear?
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  14. HansderHund

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    My pleasure!

    I've had 3-4 Blasi jackets and I'd agree. It's nice stuff, I especially like the shoulders.
     
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    Was it made in Italy or the US?
     
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    Check CL first. That's where I got ours for the last move, absolutely free. Think about it: It's almost a bigger PITA getting rid of moving boxes than it is getting them, so they're often pretty easy to find on CL. But, if that doesn't work out for you, I often get boxes from UHaul for shipping clothes in bulk. A large box costs something like $3. And they will happily take back any that you don't use, so you can err on the side of getting too many. Makes things easy.
     
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  17. ejay1

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    Made in US union label tag
     
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    NOW, I know (lesson learned), but we were on a Mediterranean cruise last summer (according to locals, it was much more humid than normal) and being from Southern California (where we live in flip flops) I just thought it would be okay. No worries, whenever I go on cruises, I always buy new clothes along the way as souvenirs and then donate my original wardrobe to the ship staff. The nice people working the boats in the hospitality sector are usually from developing countries and I like to help where I can.
     
  20. 1ofTheCoolKids

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    Post 72601 beat me to it!
     
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